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Smart urban tourism destinations at a crossroads – when ‘smart’ and urban are no longer enough

Smart urban tourism destinations at a crossroads – when ‘smart’ and urban are no longer enough

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X and Seisdedos, Gildo (2020) Smart urban tourism destinations at a crossroads – when ‘smart’ and urban are no longer enough. In: Morrison, Alastair M. and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities. The Routledge Handbook series . Routledge, London, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter reviews some of the key parallels between the concepts of smart cities and smart tourism destinations. Evidence of new trends in the smart concept as well as the widening of the smart tourism destination concept to neighbouring regions of established smart tourism cities are discussed with reference to examples from practice in Europe and China. A new typology is proposed for smart tourism destinations that encompasses tourism cities as well as their wider region.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This chapter if one of 40 chapters due to be published in The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities. The main aims of The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities are to: - Review contemporary issues, trends and challenges in urban tourism and tourism cities. - Present practical approaches and solutions for marketing and branding tourism in urban environments. - Describe key markets for urban tourism. - Elaborate on tourism product development innovations and trends for cities. - Examine the impacts of technology on tourism cities including smart city destination dimensions. - Explore the unique characteristics of marketing and development of urban tourism in different regions of the world.
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart cities, smart tourism destinations, sustainability, tourism, tourism development, smart villages, smart regions, tourism cities, urban tourism, sustainable tourism, resilient cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 13:53
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26827

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